Louisiana Census Records
Louisiana Census Notes
Louisiana is divided into parishes rather than the counties most of us are familiar with.
The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732 are the earliest available for the state of Louisiana. This collection of 28 censuses along with many other early Louisiana genealogy databases can be accessed by subscription. See 1600s-1800s Louisiana Settlers
Federal Louisiana census records are available to the public for census years: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
Soundex code Indexes for Federal Louisiana census records are available on microfilm for the following census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.
Inaccurate information and facts about the 1860 Louisiana census: See A situation concerning the 1860 census of East Feliciana Parish, La.
1890 Louisiana Federal Census Records were destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire, however, the schedules for Veterans and Widows did survive and proves to be a helpful census substitute for the 1890 census year. See 1791-1890 Louisiana Census Records at Ancestry which includes this census and many other helpful Louisiana census records.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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Louisiana Census Records &
Louisiana Vital Records
Louisiana State Registrar
& Vital Records
PO Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629
Phone: (225) 342-9500
Vital Records Fax: (504) 568-8716
Birth records less than 100 years old and death records less than 50 years old can be obtained at the Louisiana State Registrar & Vital Records.
For birth records over 100 years old and death records over 50 years old contact:
3851 Essen Lane
Phone: (225) 922-2880
Research Librarian Phone: (225) 922-0433
The Louisiana State Archives has some vital record indexes online.
Newspapers & Obituaries
US Census Records
(Territory: 1805. Statehood: 1812 )
Statewide Louisiana Census Records Online
Other LA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
LA Census Records Online by Parish
Acadia Parish (formed 1886 from St. Landry)
Allen Parish (formed 1912 from Calcasieu)
Ascension Parish (formed 1807 from St. James)
1870 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial) - Use with above 1870 census indexes.
Assumption Parish (formed 1807 - Original Parish)
Attakapas Parish (formed 1810 - Original Parish - was discontinued.)
Avoyelles Parish (formed 1807 - Original Parish - reorganized in 1873.)
Beauregard Parish (formed 1913 from Calcasieu)
Bienville Parish (formed 1848 from Claiborne)
Bossier Parish (formed 1843 from Claiborne)
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